The fire departments are always telling people to change batteries in all battery operated smoke alarms when the clocks change.
BUT, what most don’t realize is, this could be an opportunity to do annual inspection and check for expired LIFE SAFETY equipment.
Here is the life expectancy of some devices:
Panel batteries expire in 3-5 years
Smokes expire in 10 years
CO detectors expire in 7 years
For smoke alarms, you’ll want to confirm the following:
They are on every level of the home.
The alarms are inside and outside sleeping areas.
All alarms are tested each month.
All of the alarm batteries are changed as needed.
They alarms are less than 10 years old.
For CO detectors, You’ll want to confirm the following:
Carbon monoxide alarms are located on each level of the home.
They monoxide alarms are less than 7 years old
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